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School of Medicine in the News


Do flies carry tuberculosis, as Health District says?

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Epidemiologist Harry Hull at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine said, “I have never heard of human TB being transmitted by flies. Human tuberculosis is difficult to transmit due to a low degree of infectiousness.



Traffic safety grant

• Fox 11

The Center for Traffic Safety Research at UNR's School of Medicine is receiving a grant of almost $230,000.


Female vs. male doctors

• KOLO Ch. 8

“I would say that I am not surprised. As far as my family goes, the women are the nurturers, and the men are the kind of 'tough love.' So if that were the experience someone were having in a hospital, I could see how a patient might do better,” says Shawnice Kraeber, a University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine third-year student.



Superbug increase resistant to antibiotics

• KLAS Ch. 8

"I'm not surprised at all that this happens, Dr. Joseph Adeshak said. Adeshak is a clinical associate professor at the [University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine]. He says he remembers when there was panic over the first discovered Superbug.



Chris Clifford Goes to Washington: Health policy advocacy with the AMA

• Nevada Silver & Blue, Winter 2017

That is exactly what University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine student Christopher Clifford ’13 (biochemistry and molecular biology) will do this academic year as the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF).


AAFP Applauds Top 21 FP-producing Medical Schools

• AAFP

Deans of 21 U.S. allopathic medical schools received a nice surprise from the AAFP recently when AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., of Centreville, Ala., sent them congratulatory letters for their "exemplary performance" in graduating a higher percentage of students entering careers in family medicine when compared to other U.S. allopathic schools.


New orthopedic surgeon joins JHC

• Port Townsend (WA) News

Eissmann is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship.

Medical bankers serve health care professionals

• Las Vegas Business Press

According to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Nevada needs an additional 2,900 doctors just to bring the state in line with the national average for physicians per resident.


2016's Top 5 Advances in Primary Care

• MedPage Today

Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, singled out new data on testosterone therapy as one of his top picks, and one that he thinks should have an effect on clinical care.


The Evolution of Medical Education in Nevada

• Healthcare Training and Education

“We have a tremendous shortage [of physicians] and in nearly all specialties,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine.




Rhinoplasty in Reno

• KTVN Ch. 2

Dr. Yamamoto opened the practice a little more than a year ago. The Reno High School graduate studied at Dartmouth College before obtaining a medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.


Business Briefs: New Surgeon

• Peninsula Daily News (Washington)

Edward Eissmann, MD, FACOS, has joined the Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center’s Orthopedic Clinic. Eissmann is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship.


Helping patients and community

• Lahontan Valley News

I choose to see all the good of the past year, all of the many ways the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences have countered the misery we see on the news every day. I choose to see all of the random acts of kindness that have brought a smile or a tear of joy to the face of someone in need. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our community, state, nation and the world, and especially to improve health and health care in Nevada.


15 young physician leaders to know — December 2016

• Becker's Hospital Review

Shawn Tsuda, MD. University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno). Dr. Tsuda is the chief of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was the first surgeon in Nevada to receive certification in the LINX Reflux Management System for patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. He performs the LINX procedures at miVIP Surgery Centers in Las Vegas.


New PA program prepares to welcome first class of students

• Nevada Sagebrush

The new PA program came to fruition because of coordination between Lauf; Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, the dean of the School of Medicine and Evan Klass, the senior associate dean of Office of Statewide Initiatives.


Downtown Reno's Nelson Building sale moves forward

• Reno Gazette-Journal

The Nelson Building moved one step closer to being sold to developers of a 17-acre downtown Reno project. The sale of the 1.6 acre downtown location with two buildings and parking lot is owned by the University of Nevada, Reno. A Nevada System of Higher Education committee approved the $7 million sale moving forward on Thursday.


The Evolution of Medical Education in Nevada

• Nevada Business

We have a tremendous shortage [of physicians] and in nearly all specialties,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine. The problem is compounded by the fact that, “until recently we’ve had a limited system of public medicine education leading to residency education and into practicing physicians,” he said.

Gratitude ad from Office for Community Faculty

• Elko Daily Free Press

Office for Community Faculty thanks those in the Elko community who teach UNR Med students and residents.